It's over. Sad!
The final day of the conference is always a mellow one. One round of courses, silent auction wraps up, that kind of thing.Went to the romance slush fest. I showed up an hour early to be sure my query was read. Of course everyone else submitted first pages instead, so mine stood out for a sore thumb. I mean, I didn't need feedback. I just got it. My first page will soon be sacrificed to the rewriting gods.
But the agents had no serious issues with it, so I'll pretty much keep my query intact. The suggestion is to trim a wee bit. That the third paragraph doesn't really have much more necessary information. Otherwise, no big complaints. I'll edit that in a few days.
I couldn't really participate in the silent auction because I'm on a strict budget. Sad, because I do love me some baskets o' books. I did manage to snag a nice shot of the Charleston pier at sunset. There were a couple nice photos and paintings that I liked, but I was outbid on everything. :(
Sat outside for about an hour, but was driven inside by piped in Justin Bieber. If anything will kill beach zen, it's Baby, Baby, Baby.
Will probably catch some dinner with another lingering conference attendee tonight. And another stroll on the beach is in order. I'll probably be lazy about leaving in the morning, because I hate having to get back to reality.
But, I'm eager enough to get back to G'ville, solely because I want to see the state of the fall foliage. Still want some shots of that, and hope the trees are still worthy of some pics up around the Caesar Head area.
All in all, a very successful, informative weekend! A big thanks to Carrie, Kia, Ginny, and everyone who works so hard on this event. And of course, the stellar faculty we had this year. Looking forward to next year!